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Type: Journal article
Title: First record of host defence peptides in tadpoles. The magnificent tree frog Litoria splendida
Author: Wabnitz, P.
Walters, H.
Tyler, M.
Wallace, J.
Bowie, J.
Citation: Journal of Peptide Research, 1998; 52(6):477-481
Publisher: MUNKSGAARD INT PUBL LTD
Issue Date: 1998
ISSN: 1397-002X
1399-3011
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P. A. Wabnitz, H. Walters, MJ. Tyler, J. C. Wallace and J. H. Bowie
Abstract: Tadpoles of the Magnificent Tree Frog Litoria splendida produce host defence peptides early in their development and well before metamorphosis. Peptides were identified and characterized using high performance liquid chromatography and electrospray mass spectrometry. No host defence peptides were identified in the eggs. The neuropeptide caerulein was detected 10 d after egg deposition, and the antibiotic peptides caerin 1.1, caerin 1.6 and caerin 3.1 first appeared at 14 d. The concentration of peptides increases with the onset of metamorphosis at 84 d, when the host-defence peptide profile is the same as that of the adult.
Keywords: Litoria splendida; tadpoles; host defence peptides; caerulein; caerins
Rights: © Munksgaard 1998
RMID: 0030002894
DOI: 10.1111/j.1399-3011.1998.tb01252.x
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